Dodge Stratus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Stratus

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Dodge Stratus Problems

Water Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

Engine Does Not Start and PCM Fault Code Stored

When a no start condition is caused by a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor, related fault codes stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) should not be trusted. Our technicians tell us that under certain conditions a fault code can be stored for the "good" sensor. Care should be taken to properly diagnose this condition.

Recall to inspect front, lower ball joints
The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged.

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Dodge Stratus Questions

No heat... (2 answers)

I have had many issues with my climate controls with A/C and heat with the A/C I have to run a jumper wire to a relay to a toggle switch inside the car on the ground side for A/C and this has worked for years however I have no heat... I have flushed the system and it seems the heat is running thr...

Stereo issues... The left side speakers stopped working... (1 answer)

The left side speakers stopped working but the right side work fine. I replaced the factory stereo thinking the left channels blew but unfortunately this wasn't the case as they still don't work. I have 3 speakers on each side dash, door, and deck and all three on the drivers side stopped...

Is there an access point from my trunk or under seat for fuel pump on 06 stratus (1 answer)

My car died at a stop light and started up again in few hours a month ago and then yesterday died again started for couple mins then died again but it sputters since yesterday

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Dodge Stratus Recalls

Passenger Sun Visor Propels Rearward In An Accident When The Air Bag Is Deployed

The passenger sun visor may be propelled rearward in an accident when contacted by the deployed passenger frontal air bag. Dealers will install the correct tether strap to retain the passenger sun visor free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Sun Visor May Detach In Collision

The passenger side sun visor may detach if an accident occurs with it in the down position, and the passenger front air bag is deployed, striking it. Dealers will install a tether strap to retain the visor free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 06V001000

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Dodge Stratus Reviews

My daughter has a 2004 Stratus that we are prepairing to retire. She takes very good care of her car and has all the recommended oil changes, tune ups etc. She got the car in 2011. in the 4 years she has owned the car has had numerous problems including the check engine light going on randomly with no explanation after having it checked multiple times, it makes a loud whistling sound when she a...
Good reliable car runs and drives great. We bought the Stratus in 2003 with 40,000 after doing that time never once gave us a problem. I am still happy to be driving this car its at 185,000 no issues with nothing or breakdowns. Took care of everything on car oil changes, filters, plugs, brakes, rotations and more would not retired yet on us being a good little car ever owned. It was 1st car eve...
Play has developed in the crankshaft/harmonic balancer area and in turn the front seal is bad and leaks oil. 140,000 miles on car and being told by mechanic that seal replacement by itself is no good. would need to drop pan and replace at least front main bearing along with seal and with the miles probably the timing belt and water pump as well but cost may be prohibitive and may or may not ...

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